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“Clearly it is go time, and hopefully that is the place the season begins for me” – Former world No 1 Roger Federer wanting forward to the grass-court season with a warm-up ATP match in Halle earlier than Wimbledon begins on June 28

Final Up to date: 11/06/21 3:16pm


Roger Federer is getting ready for the grass-court match in Halle the place he has a 68-7 report, together with 10 titles

Roger Federer says he has seen “enchancment and no setbacks” since returning to the tour in March after over a yr out due to two knee operations.

Federer, who turns 40 later this yr, has taken time off from tennis since successful three matches on the French Open towards Denis Istomin, Marin Cilic and Dominik Koepfer earlier than withdrawing from the clay-court Grand Slam to defend his physique after a gruelling third-round win over the German.

The Swiss famous person performed his first match again in Doha however stated he was concentrating on full health for the grass-court season and desires to attain his peak by Wimbledon, the place he has gained eight of his 20 Grand Slam titles.

“I am fairly constructive about my possibilities. I am assured that one way or the other I will be high-quality in the approaching days”

Roger Federer

“I most likely would have taken the place I’m in as we speak,” Federer stated in Halle, the place he will probably be competing for an 18th time and holds 10 titles.

“March was nonetheless very early days for my comeback however I simply felt prefer it was a very good time to come again. I believed that Doha truly went extraordinarily properly total as a result of I do know my expectations had been shut to zero over there. So I am comfortable I used to be in a position to play two aggressive matches over there.

“Ever since I’ve solely seen enchancment, no setbacks. After I suppose the 2 operations I’ve to be extraordinarily cautious with each transfer I do. However now it is actually go time. That is primarily the place the season actually hopefully begins for me.”

Federer has been enterprise low-intensity observe for half-hour over the previous couple of days and feels his physique has recovered from the rigours of Paris.

“The knee simply wants at all times further care, and I hope it is also going to react properly to the grass,” he stated, including that he feels “all my strengths get amplified” when he performs on grass.

“I am going to most likely push a little bit bit extra in observe this afternoon or possibly tomorrow, simply to get the physique prepared for the grass courts, and I hope I’ve no unfavorable reactions.

“I am fairly constructive about my possibilities. I am assured that one way or the other I will be high-quality in the approaching days. However in fact I need to keep injury-free. That is an important (factor) proper now.”

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